LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Sue Blanton of the United States at age 111. She was born in Beirne, Clark County, Arkansas, United States on 3 February 1870. She had three siblings and two half-brothers. Blanton married her husband in Nevada County, Arkansas on 1 September 1892, and later settled in the Arkansas town of Antoine. The couple had six children.
Blanton’s sister Julia lived to be 107 years old, making them, with a combined age of over 218 years, one of the oldest sibling duos of all time. Blanton was recognized in several newspaper articles in her centenarian and supercentenarian years.
Blanton died on 14 April 1981 at the age of 111 years, 70 days. She was the oldest resident of the state of Arkansas at the time of her death. Blanton was survived by her two remaining children, 13 grandchildren, and many great and great-great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Sue Blanton’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Blanton’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Cathron ”Catherine” Cornelia Waller of the United States at age 110. She was born in Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee, United States on 1 December 1848. Waller grew up in East Tennessee, except during the Civil War, when she was attending school in Corinth, Mississippi. She had five siblings.
On 2 December 1875, at the age of 27, Waller got married in the old Peabody Hotel in Memphis. The couple had three daughters. Before she got married, Waller lived near Somerville. Her husband was a young business pioneer just across the border in Arkansas, so they decided to move there. Her husband bought a large piece of land a few miles north of Osceola and built a one-room house that also served as a store near a boat landing. A few years later, when the settlement needed a name, her husband suggested naming it after their daughter, Luxora.
Waller remained an active gardener until she reached the age of 100. When asked about the secret of her longevity, she attributed it to a “combination of faith in mankind and hope for the future through memories of the past.”
Waller passed away in Luxora, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA, on 4 January 1959, at the age of 110 years, 34 days. At the time of death, she was the world’s oldest known living person.
LongeviQuest congratulates Catherine Waller’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Waller’s Directory Profile here.